Posts Tagged: preschoolers

Preschoolers and Choices

As a college professor, I chose what committees I happily wanted to serve on. If the college dictated which committees I must be on, I wouldn’t have been happy. What about you? Do you serve well if you have choices or have choices made for you? Our preschoolers are no different. They too like to…

Pretend and Imaginative Play

My three-year-old grandson, Parker, gravitates towards playthings with push buttons while we stroll down the toy aisle. He hopes the buttons will make sounds and “talk” to him. As a child development specialist, I’m not too thrilled with his fascination because these toys don’t leave much to the imagination. “Grams, this one doesn’t make any…

We Don’t Have Any Money! Money Matters for Preschoolers

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “Mommy, I want candy.” “We don’t have money for that,” I state. I continue adding items from my shopping list to the grocery cart. “I want donuts. Pleassssse,” my three-year-old daughter begs. “We don’t have any money,” I explain once again. “Count three cans of corn for…

To exercise or not to exercise?

Has your doctor suggested you exercise for health benefits? Did your friend suggest exercising as a way to lose weight? Do kids ask you if you’re going to have a baby because of your tummy pouch? Should I exercise today or not? It’s a question you may ask yourself on a regular basis. Nah, not…